5Star Heads To Emerald City
NBC’s dark take on the Wizard Of Oz, Emerald City, has found a UK home on 5Star it has been announced.
Emerald City is the story of 20-year-old Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona – Pacific Rim 2, True Detective), who is swept up into the eye of a tornado and transported to another world – a mystical land in great peril, where an all-powerful Wizard (Vincent D’Onofrio – The Magnificent Seven, Daredevil, Jurassic World) has forbidden magic and rules over many kingdoms. This is the fabled Land of Oz in a way you’ve never seen before – where lethal warriors roam, wicked witches plot in the shadows, and a young girl from Kansas becomes a headstrong heroine who holds the fate of their world in her hands.
The show also has a large British cast including Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Raven), Stefani Martini (Tennison, Dr. Thorne), Jordan Loughran (The Evermoor Chronicles), Gerran Howell (Young Dracula) and Gina Bellman (Coupling, Blackeyes).
Additional cast includes Isabel Lucas (Home & Away), Ana Ularu (The Borgias), Florence Kasumba (Dominion), Mido Hamada (American Sniper), amongst others.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing Emerald City to 5STAR in 2017,” commented Katie Keenan, Head of Acquisitions for Channel 5 and VIMN UK. “Our viewers will love this retelling of a classic story for a contemporary audience. The series is a fantastic addition to 5STAR’s growing slate of successful drama acquisitions.”
Emerald City is currently planned to air in Early 2017 on 5STAR.
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